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Old May 7th, 2010, 08:15 AM   #1
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EQUATOR | Tower-City | 1000m | 3280ft | App

Builders, Schools Seek To Create 1km-High Floating 'City'

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http://e.nikkei.com/e/ac/tnks/Nni20100507D07EE764.htm

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http://www.nikkan.co.jp/news/nkx0920100507eaab.html

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Old May 7th, 2010, 08:43 AM   #2
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What the hell is this. Your sources don't give any info about the project, I've never heard of the city 'Equator'. Is this for real dawg?
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Old May 7th, 2010, 08:56 AM   #3
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What the hell is this. Your sources don't give any info about the project, I've never heard of the city 'Equator'. Is this for real dawg?
Shimizu and 14 universities nationwide, including Electro, Nomura was joint 1,000-meter sea "City Tower" to develop technologies to build.

In addition to technology to build artificial ground floated to the surface of the equatorial tropics, using power and temperature difference between sea water and in research work of edible fish.

Seek to build an artificial city, 50,000 people will live.
Scheduled for completion in 2005.
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Old May 7th, 2010, 09:12 AM   #4
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TRY2025 The Environmental Island -GREEN FLOAT- The Botanical City Concept

Shimizu futuristic city concept put together by "Island -GREEN FLOAT", based on new technologies to advance the development of cooperation with industry and academia.

TRY2025 The Environmental Island -GREEN FLOAT- English
http://www.shimz.co.jp/english/theme...reenfloat.html

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Old May 7th, 2010, 09:34 AM   #5
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Completion in 2005 you say. Doable, doable.
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Old May 7th, 2010, 09:35 AM   #6
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Vision?...
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Old May 7th, 2010, 10:08 AM   #7
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That's all it is and nothing more.
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Old May 7th, 2010, 12:24 PM   #8
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okay, so any pics?
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Old May 7th, 2010, 01:18 PM   #9
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Old May 7th, 2010, 03:36 PM   #10
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Interesting concept, but nothing more than a pipe dream for now.

No need to close this thread, though, since this is the kind of stuff that belongs in the 'Proposed' section. I would change the name to EQUATOR | Green Float | 1000m | 3280ft | Pro though.
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Old May 8th, 2010, 08:24 PM   #11
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Yeah, i think it is only a vision or projection for future developments. Thx for sharing anyway.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 09:47 AM   #12
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EQUATOR where from??
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Old May 11th, 2010, 10:30 AM   #13
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Read THIS and you'll know. Btw that is realy mad project. Just read this link, and check how many crazy ideas it includes. From construction materials, throught construction methods to the location. Pity that this is one of this "not in our lifetime" ideas.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:47 AM   #14
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Never say never. Who would have imagined just ten years ago that Dubai would have a record breaking 800+ m tower by 2010?
When money and ambition reach a critical tipping point, lots of crazy stuff can happen.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 02:51 PM   #15
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Who would wanna live in the middle of nothing?
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Old November 18th, 2010, 09:33 PM   #16
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you bumbed something that didnt give any information until may and there it was already nothing new. so this is not dead (because never it was said to be cancelled) but it is in a coma. And a project in a coma should stay in a coma until it wakes up, so bumb if there is new information about it, not for random comments.
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you bumbed something that didnt give any information until may and there it was already nothing new. so this is not dead (because never it was said to be cancelled) but it is in a coma. And a project in a coma should stay in a coma until it wakes up, so bumb if there is new information about it, not for random comments.
This project was dead on arrival. To assume it is in a coma is foolhardy. But it is beautiful fictional eye candy!
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Old November 19th, 2010, 04:48 PM   #18
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Where exactly is the city of Equator?
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Where exactly is the city of Equator?
The project is the city of Equator!
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